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Re: Greasing My nipples ! [Re: stevemag] #284636
30/06/15 05:58 AM
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Pearcemorgan, where are you located, someone on here maybe able to show you how to do it.


Ian
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Re: Greasing My nipples ! [Re: stevemag] #284651
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I wouldn't be too worried about excess grease getting onto the brake discs. Yes, it's possible, but in practice it's really not very likely so long as you apply a modicum of common sense. In the fifteen years I've owned a Morgan, greasing every 1500 miles or so, I've never found any grease anywhere the discs, and I'm not the most particular about wiping off stray grease.

One tip that makes the whole process a bazillion times easier is to fit 60 degree angled grease nipples to the bottom fittings, with these fitted you can do the greasing without even jacking the car up - but of course it's a great deal easier if you get it up on axle stands.

Make sure you wipe around the grease nipple before applying the grease, and pump grease in until you can see grease starting to ooze out at the base of the main spring. A wipe around, a quick visual check of the other suspension components and you're done.

This is one of those jobs that can be done in less than ten minutes, but it's always best not to let on to SWMBO how quick and simple it is - that way you can be sure of a good hour or so's peace and quiet once in a while smile



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Re: Greasing My nipples ! [Re: stevemag] #284653
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As a new "nipple greaser" I find that sensible and reassuring advice - many thanks.


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Re: Greasing My nipples ! [Re: NeilL] #284698
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And if you find grease on your nipples you will know you have used too much, either that or you need to put your shirt back on laugh2


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Re: Greasing My nipples ! [Re: Hamwich] #284754
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Originally Posted By Hamwich

This is one of those jobs that can be done in less than ten minutes, but it's always best not to let on to SWMBO how quick and simple it is - that way you can be sure of a good hour or so's peace and quiet once in a while smile



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Re: Greasing My nipples ! [Re: AJSki2fly] #285167
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Sorry for not replying earlier.....i was abroad.

Thx.for yr.reply & indeed i would like to have a diagram if at all possible.....
Thx.for the advice on the leave springs i will do this asap.
I am still using the oiler with engine oil & indeed makes a mess. I push the button near the accelerator pedal every 200 /300 km.I will check with my garage if they are able to replace with nipples.
Thx alot for your help

Re: Greasing My nipples ! [Re: stevemag] #285218
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Never use the oiler unless just after starting a cold engine. Replacing with grease nipples is a much better idea...


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Re: Greasing My nipples ! [Re: stevemag] #285315
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You could swap greases as a visual indication between a black moly one service then a light one the next, then it's easy to see when fresh has come through.

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Re: Greasing My nipples ! [Re: stevemag] #285777
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Bottom nipples? I did not know that I had them! Down in Italy at the moment with the morgan, I plan to grease up late before setting off tomorrow.

Re: Greasing My nipples ! [Re: stevemag] #285802
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There is a decent article in the latest (July) Miscellany magazine pages 36 and 37
which shows the front suspension components and how to grease.
It might be worth getting hold of a copy.


Ian
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